Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Commissioners for the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District up to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2015, for the leasing for hunting and fishing purposes only on the following described property, to-wit, bid related materials may be obtained and electronic bids may be submitted online at www.centralbidding.com:
Sections 29 and 30, Township 9 South, Range 8 East, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, containing 308.59 acres.
Said bids will be publicly opened at the office of said Board in Port Allen, Louisiana on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.
The said property will be leased for hunting and fishing purposes only (the taking of alligators excluded), as one tract, for a period of five (5) years, beginning November 4, 2015. Payments shall be made annually; the first payment due upon execution of the lease by all parties and on the anniversary thereafter. Bid bond in the amount of 10% of the total 5 year lease amount is required with bid when submitted. Upon request, said bond shall be returned at the termination of the lease, provided all terms and conditions of the lease have been met by lessee. The successful bidder is required to submit proof of liability insurance of not less than $1,000,000 on the leased land with the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District being named on the policy as additionally insured.
Prospective bidders are to satisfy themselves as to the validity of the land title prior to submitting their bids, in as much as the land will be leased without warranty of title except as against the Board's own acts. Access to said property is not guaranteed by the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District and is the responsibility of Lessee. Prospective bidders may wish to obtain copy of the lease prior to submitting bid to assure themselves of the terms and conditions to which they are bidding. Said copy may be obtained at 525 Court Street, P. O. Box 170, Port Allen, Louisiana, 70767.
The land will be leased subject to any oil, gas and mineral lease, that may exist now or be entered into in the future, the bonus, rentals and royalties from which shall be reserved to the Board. All mineral rights shall be reserved to the Board in perpetuity in accordance with the Constitution.
The Board will not consider any bids submitted for less than $10.00 per acre per year.
The successful bidder will be responsible for all advertising costs. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
It is mandatory that all bids are submitted on forms provided by the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District otherwise bid will be considered null and void, bid forms are available at 525 Court Street, P.O. Box 170, Port Allen, Louisiana, 70767. All Bids should be marked in bold print “Hunting and Fishing Lease Bid.”